Gianfranco Ferré was an Italian fashion designer who earned the nickname ‘the Architect of Fashion’, both for his designs and for his background of as an architect. Ferré was born on 15 August 1944 in Legano. near Milan in Lombardy, in northern Italy, he earned an architecture degree at Politecnico di Milano, but began working almost immediately in the fashion industry. First as an accessories designer, later as a designer of raincoats. Gianfranco Ferré branched out to women’s fashion’s with the formation of his own company, Baila, in 1974. His first women’s signature collection was shown in 1978, with a mens collection following in 1982, and his first haute couture collection debuting in 1986.
Ferré became Stylistic Director of Christian Dior in Paris in 1989, when he was chosen by owner Bernard Arnault to replace Marc Bohan, and split its time between Paris and Milan. In 1996, it was announced that Ferré would end his engagement with Dior with the Spring 1997 collection for the label.
Gianfranco Ferré won a number of prestigious awards including the prestigious Occhio d’Oro (‘Golden Eye’) fashion award for Best Italian Designer six times, and for his first Haute Couture collection for Dior he received the De d’Or (‘Golden Thimble’) award.
He returned to exclusively designing fashions under his own name. His own label is more relaxed and pared-down than Dior. Sophisticated white shirts have become the symbol of his personal signature in fashion design. Gianfranco Ferré sadly passed June 17, 2007, just 62 years old and at the hight of his career. The previous Friday, he had suffered a massive brain hemorrhage. His fashion house continous under the creative directors Federico Piaggi and Stefano Citron.
Italian fashion house Gianfranco Ferre launches a new women’s fragrance that magnifies the beauty of the rose flower – Gianfranco’s favorite flower – but also becomes a fragrant elixir that heals and protects the woman’s heart, as stated by the brand.
The composition of Gianfranco Ferre Blooming Rose is signed by perfumer Alex Lee, who created it from a cocktails of fruits and narcotic floral notes guided by roses, with a woodsy trail that provides a gentle warmth caressing the rose’s beauty.
Top notes: Pomelo, Raspberries, Black currant
Heart notes: Freesia, Jasmine, Rose oil
Base notes: White wood, Cedarwood, Sandalwood
For the opening of the composition, Alex Lee choose a fruity cocktail of pomelos, black currants and raspberries, creating a sweet, vibrant and fresh overture to the white floral bouquet of jasmine and freesia, with a dominant scent of rose oil. Warmth and tenderness come from cedarwood, white wood and sandalwood, creating a milky and creamy layer for the flowers and fruity juices.
Gianfranco Ferre Blooming Rose is available as 30ml, 50ml and 100ml Eau de Toilette.
Come into the beautiful world of Gianfranco Ferré.